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True Fans Of Bionicle Club (120 & Final Bump)

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Takuma Nuva

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FINAL BUMP EDIT: I would like to thank the 100+ people who join(ed) this club that Turakii, Avohkah Tamer, Laughin'Man, and I started. I expected, at the most, maybe 15 people to sign up. To reach a full 100 is mind-staggering. Even though I'm sure we all knew there were plenty of us who still wanted to honor Bionicle this way, it's nice to actually see the evidence. In celebration of this, I will make one last bump to this entry and will begin working on a permanent content block with a full list of names. Of course I will continue to accept more members joining and add them in.

 

All in all, this kinda gives a person warm, fuzzy, unity-duty-destiny feelings. Thanks a ton, guys.

 

-TN

 

 

I'm really not one for forming clubs (sure, I tried it once in the past), but it just seems to me we could use a club like this. Even if nobody joins, it seems worthy of bringing attention to. After discussing it with my "colleagues", we thought we'd go for it.

 

This club is for the true fans of Bionicle. Obviously the definition of a "true" fan is open to interpretation, but we are quite confident that we've come as close to hitting the nail on the head as anyone could. So we shall explain what we believe a true fan to be.

 

A true fan isn't blind. A true fan is willing to admit and live with truths that many refuse to accept to the point where they fool themselves.

 

Bionicle was great, but it wasn't completely void of flaws. If you believe that Bionicle was perfect in every single aspect, I'm sorry but you're wrong. Nothing in this world, no matter how great, is absolutely perfect.

 

Hero Factory is here to stay. A true fan of Bionicle will accept that. Boycotting Hero Factory and condemning it to the deepest pits of Karzahni won't help anything. What many fail to realize is that, just because you shouldn't hate on Hero Factory doesn't mean you have to embrace and love Hero Factory and name your first-born after it. You can like both Hero Factory and Bionicle if you want to, or you can not.

 

A true Bionicle fan keeps it alive through discussion and using it as inspiration for creativity. Storming LEGO, sending them threats, and other forms of wanting to force TLC to continue the Bionicle set line is, in a sense, disrespectful to the Bionicle theme we love. To do so is to act like a spoiled child who throws a tantrum the first time they're told, "no".

 

"Keep in mind that if Star Trek fans had, as a group, said, "No point in talking about this anymore, it's never going to come back," it never WOULD have come back." The words of GregF have been quoted to the point where it's almost become stale, but there is a point to be made. GregF wasn't telling us to run Bionicle into the ground with "relentless and unerring" dedication as some seem to think. If you want to know what GregF was saying then take it for what it is. Star Trek fans didn't go nuts for years and years with petitions, raids, boycotts, etc. until it was brought back. They just kept having fun with it same as they always had and that is precisely what did bring it back.

 

Even if you didn't get the sets towards the end or you've "lost interest and moved on", I'm sure you can agree that Bionicle still had a great run. One doesn't need to worship Bionicle as a religion to be a true fan.

 

This is what we, the true fans of Bionicle, believe.

 

EDIT: Because some people seem to be misunderstanding some things, I'd like to add these in...

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I'd like to point out that I'm actually not against petitions and the like. In fact, I believe that, at some point, a petition or two might actually do some good. As I said, it's when people go absolutely nuts about it that it's probably not going to do much good. From what I've seen, all these petitions seem to be fueled more by simply RAAAGE and anger than the actual desire to have the sets recontinued. A civilized petition? Yes. A petition formed by people who are all "SEE THIS, LEGO? THIS IS THE NAMES OF 20 PEOPLE WHO ABSOLUTELY LOATHE AND HATE YOU FOR DISCONTINUING BIONICLE, YOU #####!"? I'm gonna go with "no". Maybe I'm looking in all the wrong places, but I've yet to see any other kind.

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"Hero Factory is here to stay" might have been a poor choice of wording. Of course I don't believe that Hero Factory is going to be "permanent". I just as much expect it to only last so long, unless something drastic develops. I simply meant that sending petitions to restart the Bionicle line, death threats for starting Hero Factory, etc. isn't going to bring Hero Factory to a screeching halt. Even if the community did convince LEGO to recontinue Bionicle sets tomorrow, that doesn't mean they're just gonna drop Hero Factory in an instant. In fact, I'd much sooner expect that if Bionicle came back so soon we'd see the two themes running parallel rather than cancelling Hero Factory just because Bionicle was popular again. So long as Hero Factory is working for LEGO, they aren't likely to cancel it until they feel it's for the best, just as it was with Bionicle I'm sure. Hope this clears that up.

 

 

Of course, no club can be without a shnazy banner. Many thanks to Laughin'Man for contributing this while I was piecing things together...

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MEMBERS

Takuma Nuva

Laughin'Man

Avohkah Tamer

Turakii #1 Lavasurfer

Lady Kopaka

Aho-Chan

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TNTOS

Ferhago

Show Them Fury Unleashed

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Sumiki

Xaeraz

munchy

LewaLew

Parugi

Gerlicky

WERE DOING THIS

Tavakai

Kumata Nuva

Shadok

Iro

Phyoohrii

Veq

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Mr.Mayno

Lord Trionx

The Optimist

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Cyrix

Daiker

MakutaKlak

The Smoke Monster

Ynot

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HERO FACTORY

~MatoroIgnika~

Lord of Ice

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The BIONICLE Hero

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*..Awesome Masquerade..*

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~~Zarkan~~

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Matoro Inika: Toa of Ice

Vamprah The Phantoka

Mysterious Minifig

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Shadonix

Nuzar the Pinapoconut

Turaga Zaki

Aquatic Lewa

Zaxvo

Riglax

Kyou Fujibayashi

nara

Synan

Endless Sea- Alaki

the last chronicler

Kohrak Kal: Sonic Engineer

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Darkrylles

Kaitan

Zarayna

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Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet

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Moatau

Paleo

-Didact-

Emperor Kragh

 

 

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I am ze viper, und I vish to vash und vipe your vindows.

 

I vould also like to join zhis, because it speaks a much-needed truth. :P

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Count me in. I've been a fan of BIONICLE since the beginning and I am extremely disappointed with the Stars, but I seem to be doing just fine without it.

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I don't like Hero Factory, but it's not because it replaced Bionicle. It's because it has a dull, simplistic story, and there's no way I'd be satisfied. I don't mind Bionicle ending; I was getting tired of spending all of my money on its sets. :P

 

Yes, I'll join.

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I agree with all of the above except for the Hero Factory part. I dislike Hero Factory, mostly because it just doesn't suit me rather than because it replaced Bionicle. I also don't see it as here to stay. In my opinion, in maybe a year or two at most, it'll be replaced by another line (or Bionicle, IDK). It probably won't outlive many of the other themes with stories we've had in the past like Exo-Force and Knights' Kingdom. Four years at most but after that Lego will probably try something new. But I do agree with they

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BIONICLE shouldn't come back, to be honest. It had a good run, but all good things must come to an end. I'll join, too - under my usual name of Iro.

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Blind faith makes me disillusioned in things I used to love and support for years. Blind faith ruins what's great about things.

 

Throw my name in there. By 'my name', I mean Phyoohrii of course. Not Carmelita Spats. Yeah.

 

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Every time someone uses the term "true fan" I want to punch them in the face.

 

All fans of Bionicle are "true" in their own way.

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Every time someone uses the term "true fan" I want to punch them in the face.

 

All fans of Bionicle are "true" in their own way.

:tohu: Aaaaaaaand we have a critic. I've seen you support hating HF and calling yourself a try fan.

 

I'd like to join, and since this is so epic, have this. Seriously, this is the best thing since people stopped using JrMasterModelBuilder's 'zero' and 'never wanted' banners so much. :tohu:

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